Free Resources to Learn or Practice Computer Science at Home
Code.org - Activities for All Ages!
At Home Resources - Provides a variety of resources for children to learn about coding at home, including tutorials, games, educational videos, courses, and smartphone or screen-less activities.
Code Break - Code.org is launching Code Break — a live weekly webcast where their team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.
Hour of Code - This is a large database of coding activities that cover age ranges from pre-reader to high school, and can be done by children of any experience level!
Girls Who Code - Activities for Beginner to Intermediate Coders
Code at Home - Girls Who Code will release activities weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
CodeSpark Academy - Grades K-5
CodeSpark Academy - CodeSpark Academy is a self-paced online learning platform for kids in grades K-5 to learn block-based coding in several game-based activities. Use promo code “SCHOOLCLOSED” to get 3 months for free!
Tynker - Ages 5-11+
Tynker - Tynker is completely free during school closures, and offers a variety of self-paced courses for those ages 5-13+. All of the courses offer tutorials and step-by-step instruction, and many use a game-based approach to learn how to code. Popular courses include Minecraft, Game Design, and Mobile App Creation.
CodeCombat - Ages 9+
VidCode - Ages 11+
VidCode - VidCode empowers students to learn coding through creating videos, graphics or games using their online platform (free until May!). They are offering a free Virtual Code Club on Thursdays at 3pm to learn to code video games, filters, special effects, and more for those ages 11+.
CodeHS - Grades 6-12
CodeHS - Offers self-paced, guided tutorials on programming through creating a variety of projects, including web design, digital art, sports, cryptography, music, math, and more! CodeHS is appropriate for Middle and High School Students.